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Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University

Medical School

Mailing Address
3300 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale , Florida 33328
(954) 262-0515
Email address
School Information
"Each year, 50 candidates from diverse backgrounds across the U.S. converge in sunny Fort Lauderdale to blaze a new trail in physician education. Each student experiences a hybrid, case- and problem-based Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program focused on leadership and innovation – the first of its kind in Florida." "Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) on February 16, 2023. This makes NSU MD the nation’s newest—and Florida’s eighth—fully accredited MD college." (Source: "The innovative curriculum integrates didactics on ethics and humanities, genomics, inter-professional collaboration, biomedical informatics, and leadership, with heavy emphasis on research, technology and innovation. Our students train to become active learners, work in smaller groups, (7-8 students per cohort), and learn to solve medical problems through active inquiry, under faculty facilitator direction." (Source:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The college's Diversity and Inclusion webpage states that the college has "Targeted recruitment strategies for Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM) students, faculty and staff" and that it is "taking positive action to increase the representation of African Americans/Blacks and Hispanics/LatinX as students, faculty, and senior administrative staff."
  • The college outlines its many "diversity outreach" programs and states, "We are focused on enrolling a qualified diverse student body and employing top-tier faculty talent across diverse racial, ethnic, socio-demographic, geographies and backgrounds, particularly from populations underrepresented in medicine."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The college's Diversity and Inclusion webpage states that its "diversity activities" include "cultural competency training for all organizational members."
  • The college's March 7, 2020 Diversity Newsletter stated that the college offered a training webinar for "Exploring Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The college's Diversity and Inclusion webpage states that the college is actively "Building and maintaining an inclusive learning environment and curriculum" and that it is "infusing diversity and inclusivity into the academic and clinical experience of students."
  • The college published a document titled "General Competencies and Educational Program Objectives," which includes the following program objective: "Describe strategies to recognize and overcome unconscious bias to improve health outcomes."
Last updated June 28th, 2023
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